Through May 31 Accor is offering new members that have the Citi Premier Miles W0rld Elite MasterCard in the UAE complimentary A|Club Platinum status. As is usually the case with these kinds of offers, anyone can sign up through the links, and in the past they’ve always honored them.
The new Platinum status should be reflected immediately with the new account. While A|Club Platinum status is hardly exciting, it’s something, at least! As Gary describes it:
Platinum status generally requires 60 nights (or 25,000 points earned) and comes with a 100% points bonus and then at Sofitel, Pullman, and MGallery hotels: room upgrades that the rules say you specifically have to ask for, 4pm late checkout, guaranteed availability, and a welcome drink and gift.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)